Hearty Fall Foods

As Fall begins to arrive, we have an innate desire to eat rich, hearty foods. Our ancestors ate intuitively, nourishing themselves with local foods that were in season. This practice offers variety throughout the year, as well as filling our nutritional needs at each season. Here are some suggestions for a fall shopping list.

Sustainably Sourced Meat – pastured beef, lamb, pork, goat, fish, seafood, wild game

Storage Vegetables and Sturdy Greens – carrots, parsnips, ruttabagas, celery root, onions, winter squash, brussels sprouts, sea vegetables, kale, collard greens, cabbage, boc choy

Fruits – apples, pears, grapes, raspberries, blackberries, persimmons, strawberries, kiwi, pomegranate, mandarins, dried fruits

Dark and Dried Grains – rye, dark rice and quinoa

Nuts and Seeds – sprouted nuts, seeds and nut butters, especially walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts and pecans

Stable Fats – ghee, lard, butter, coconut oil, palm oil

Dairy – raw milk, kefir, yogurt

Balancing Spices and Seasonings – unrefined sea salt, turmeric, parsley, cilantro, mint, apple cider vinegar

Energizing Superfood Supplements – chlorella, spirulina, barley or wheat grass, liver, cod liver oil, vitamin K2, goji

berries, vitamin D3, magnesium, zinc

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